We have visited the famous Crevoladossola marble quarry – the only Palissandro marble deposit in the world. After several days of persistent rain, it turned to a magical experience with bright sunshine and blue skies against the white, magnificent rock formations. Here Hammerglass generates benefits every day in this hard and risky line of work.
The stone dust whirls about in the air and a powerful sight can be seen rising to the north. The approach to the quarry has shaped it all into a striking installation. Like an architect-designed amphitheatre made for giants. At the foot of the quarry, we meet the foreman Walter, and the engineer Alfredo. Everywhere, cranes, wheel loaders, mini-loaders interact with people on foot in warning vests. It is important to stick to the right path, and the safety instructions are clear for both workers and visitors.
Alfredo drives a CAT 336F which has been equipped with Hammerglass since the summer of 2021. Gravel, dust, stone fragments and the risk of collapse are encountered here daily, and the screen has served as a shield more than once during work shifts.
"I've been used to working behind metal bars"
– I’m really happy about this front screen, says Alfredo. I've been working here for 15 years, and my day involves about 5-7 hours of hammering large pieces of marble to be shattered into smaller pieces, and I've been used to working behind metal bars. Despite that, I have had an average of 1 to 2 broken front screens per month. Now I can work without the grille, and the window from Hammerglass looks as good as new.
Roberto Agostoni, Hammerglass’s sales manager in Italy, gives a tour at the tailgate of the car and shows a demo screen, which is a mini version of Hammerglass's high security product – the RABS-classified and FOPS-tested steel frame with double screens from Hammerglass. This leads to a lively discussion. Safety is an important matter and an upgrade to RABS level is pertinent.